All of BE participated in trying their hand at flash fiction which is much more difficult than it would appear. Students had to write a flash fiction story based on something that inspired them during a school subject or activity. This is called the ‘spark’ which is then used as the springboard for other ideas and the inspiration for a short story consisting of only 150 words! The two best stories from BE were then selected for the competition.
The selection process for the final was stringent. The first jury consisted of student teachers who had to read 88 entries before making a selection of only 10 stories from both first and second year students.The second expert jury, which included an award winning British author, Alan Durant, then made the final decision.Alan Durant was so impressed by our second Dalton Den Haag BE student’s flash fiction story that he created a special award especially for Sofia Schrama and has offered to mentor Sofia as a budding new writing talent.
Maja has been invited by Den Haag FM to be interviewed about her participation in and winning of the competition. Maja’s short story was highly praised by the judges for its originality, ingenuity and creativity. Well done Maja!
TTO are very proud of Maja and Sofia’s success!